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Feb 9, 2013 2:00pm PST
>> thousands rally in the tune is in capital and a show of support for the government -- in tunisia in a show of support for the government. demonstrations come a day after the burial of the murdered opposition politician. al jazeera, live from london. rockets hit any rainy and dissident camp near baghdad, reportedly killing six -- an iranian dissident camp near baghdad, reportedly killing six. obesity leads us to a city in united states. there is growing turmoil into knees. thousands of people rally on the street of the capital in show of support for the government -- tunisia. thousands of people rally on the streets of the capital in show of support for the government. the prime minister has threatened to resign if a technocratic government is not formed. >> on the capital's main thoroughfare, thousands gathered in support of tunisia' party. this is a warning for those who thought to dissolve the government. we are not afraid to go back to the streets. the moderate islamic enough a party one elections in 2011. a political murder of liberal opponent chokri belaid and the prime min
Feb 11, 2013 1:30am PST
to be here today. i'd like to introduce our special guest, lieutenant government gavin newsome. it (applause) at the thank you. >> also represent state mark malone's office tom ammiano. (applause) * >> all will return momentarily, i'm sure. paul henderson, representing mayor ed lee's office. [laughter] >> and to my right, i have the open house, our state association vice president and i'm sure other names, past president san francisco chapter. we have lots of our membership here including a couple of board members, kerry greenberg from fresno. [speaker not understood] is here. we have two representatives from san mateo county, barbara arieta and mike miller. i know people. at this time i'd like to say a few words about the california grand jurors association. it's an all volunteer group, 501(c) (3) dedicated to promoting the participation in the grand jury system, qualifies applicants to be grand jurors, bidthv awareness so we have consumers of the grand jury's product, report. at this point i'd like to turn it over for some lengthy introductions. >> thank you. thank you, keith. welcome, eve
Feb 6, 2013 5:30am PST
been a strong critic of tunisia's government. witnesses say that he died in a clinic after being attacked when he left home. this shows the place reportedly where he was shot. his family and the prime minister have called it an assassination. the leader of the party which dominates the government says it undermines the ability of tunisia. >> this is a heinous political climate seemed to undermine the stability of the country. targeting our transition to democracy and any development projects currently planned by the government. we consider the perpetrators as enemies of the country, of democracy, and of islam. >> a member of the opposition blame the government for the killing. >> i accuse that party. it has plotted for this assassination. we cannot be intrigued by their condemnation of the assassination. this is a defining day in our history and we hold the government responsible. >> let's get more on this from yusef, a journalist based in the tahitian capital, joining us over the telephone. good to have you with us. if what can you tell us about this killing? >> we know that sho
Feb 9, 2013 4:20pm EST
congressional oversight can do to improve policies of the united states government. this was later reinforced when i had a great opportunity to work with who i think many people have viewed as the father of oversight. from both of them, also learned the important role of an independent and aggressive inspector general. the statue in 1978 was to treat inspector general who told the truth to power. both of those men fully understood the role and importance of the inspector general and improving the operations of the united states government. those men have brought me to where i am today. it has been only seven months since i have been appointed by president obama as a special inspector for afghan reconstruction. since then i have traveled twice to afghanistan and. i've spoken to all the major players as well as many of our nation's top policy makers and prestigious think tank expert is including many right here. i have learned a lot about our government's efforts there. what we have accomplished a lot we have not as well as the many challenges that still face us in that country. i have spent a
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Feb 10, 2013 9:00am EST
on ts plan, why? >> because government involved is going to be a waste. you look at other infrastructure fed ex and ups and railroads got out the way, great infrastructure, let's have the private equity involved, public-partnerships private partnerships and you get more for less. you get bloated wages and more bang for the buck by bringing in free market. >> dave: what is wrong with the free market taking the place of government boondoggles? >> for one thing it is not happening quickly enough. we have a serious problem that all of us should agree to. there are certain things like roadways that you cannot give a monopoly to a private company. >> dave: it's a public monopoly? >> don't you feel better with all of us own the government having control over the roadway than one private company. >> dave: i've seen so many of those public projects with guys sitting around. they take five times as long as private project. rick has a point on infrastructure. it is crumbling. listen to what ray lahood pitched this infrastructure plan. >> i don't think you would be turning off people in america beca
Feb 7, 2013 5:30am PST
own prime minister's decision to dissolve the government. there is a homecoming of shokri belaid's remains. they predict the dissolution of parliament announced by its own prime minister. the assassination has sparked mass protests in several major cities. now this report. >> the people here are pretty much aware of the implications of the assassination and the uncertainty that looms over the country. this is by the political establishment yesterday had a quick fix the problem. prime minister hamdi jebali said that he offered the technocratic government, refusing -- saying the offer to dissolve the government. the party says that it rejects a technocratic offer and they intend to stay in power. the other opposition parties want to include everyone in the talks and they don't want a democratic government. >> an inquiry by australia's top criminal investigation leaders has found widespread doping in professional sport. links to organized crime and the possibility of a match fixing. scandals damaging the ssport andy of e around a world-class -- sport around the world. >> australia h
Feb 11, 2013 1:10am EST
and administrative law and sometimes property, sometimes local government law. >> when you approached the affairs or said the manuscript to a publisher, was the answer back from public affairs and why were they interested in the story? >> well, fortunately i already had a relationship from my first book about the book that's title to the integration why we still study to be in emigrated society. so i had a relationship with them and i sent a proposal to them i think they knew i was a fairly tenacious person, and they also found the story compelling. so thank you, public affairs. >> just a short conversation with george on professor sheryll cashin about her second book, "the agitators' daughter a memoir of four generations of an extraordinary african american family." by the way, booktv covered the professor earlier on this book and it's about one hour in length. you can go to and type in her name and you can watch the entire hour. thanks for being with us. >> sarah gordon talks about religious cases in history that have transformed the law of the country and dominated protection in the
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Feb 4, 2013 8:00pm EST
there is two types of government agents in u.s., those who have been hacked by china, and those who don't know they have been hacked this happens roughly a hundred times a day, attacks coming in from china from all sorts of places mostly guangdong province, this is say military effort. charles: michelle. no react, i rarely hear anything from washington in a political realm we hear china manipulating currency but no one talked about this which seems more dangerous? >> it is a same we don't see this obama administration holding countries accountable. when we belief that this is state sponsored, we're not tracking about useless information, we're talking about our country intellectual property our secrets, you know it has a lot to do with the organization itself and the department, you see study after study show a lot of people in i-t believe that majority of people in i-t believe that cyber security improvement believes that the policy that the organization imminents this was a -- implements this is not just fault of department of energy but it is carelessness on their hard. charles: gordon we
Feb 8, 2013 1:30pm PST
to connect citizens better with government * . i ran it for almost nine years. and when i was elected to office four years ago, i was unfortunately more surprised than i wanted to be about how far behind san francisco government was. this was very 2008, 2009. with you i'm really proud of the leaps and bounds we have taken as a city * . i was proud in 2010 to help move forward legislation to really bring together city departments to work in a coordinated way with our committee on information technology. to help create a chief information officer position for the city. i was also proud to work with then mayor newsome in passing the first generation of open data legislation that we have. but as our civil grand jury in june pointed out, our i-t in san francisco is still in need of a culture shock. and this is where all of us come in today. we have 200 data sets that have already been put out there, but by and large the data sets put out by city government are data sets that i think show us in a very positive way. from my perspective, it's important for us to keep on pushing data sets that
Feb 6, 2013 7:00am EST
the government not categorize the government's gambling a something that was in a 2005 gambling act? >> as the honorable gentleman ought to know, the office of national statistics is a non-ministry of government department which is statutory independence norm ministers. >> will my right honorable friend assure that the cabinet office keeps a proper record of all the circumstances in which collective ministerial responsibility is set aside so that we can have some transparency in relation to their protests? >> mr. speaker, i will ensure that the records are meticulously kept. >> order. questions to the prime minister. >> number one. >> thank you, mr. speaker. this morning i had meetings with ministerial colleagues and others, and in addition to my duties in this house i shall have further such meetings later today. >> in thanking my right honorable friend for the answer, and in having given my right honorable friend notice of my question which you may find particularly useful in the sense of its fair and transparent, and it's also very modern, cannot right honorable friend say that i
Feb 4, 2013 8:00am EST
the international consumer electronics show in las vegas with a discussion on government's role many technology. then president obama awards this year's recipients of the national medals for science, technology and innovation. and after that we're live as policymakers, health care industry leaders and representatives of government gather for a national health policy conference. >> congress returns today to capitol hill. the house comes in at 2 p.m. eastern to take up a small number of bills under suspension of the rules with votes at 6:30. also this week a debate and vote on a measure to require the president to submit a balanced budget to congress. over in the senate, members also come back at 2 eastern for general speeches. then at about 5:30, a vote on the bill to reauthorize the violence against women act, a domestic violence law that expired in 2011. a final vote on that could happen later this week. members of both parties are attending retreat this week. as a result, the senate will be out on tuesday and wednesday, and the house no legislative business on thursday or friday. live coverag
Feb 3, 2013 9:00pm EST
and it is at level now where it was in 2011 which is higher than any year under the last labor government. >> edward miliband. >> mr. speaker, in october the prime minister told me that when it came to the economy, and i quote, the good news will keep coming. after last week's gross figures, it obviously hasn't. what's his excuse this time? >> as the right honorable gentleman knows, g.d.p. in the third quarter of last year went up by .9% and as forecast by the budget of office responsibility it fell in the fourth quarter by 0.3%. only honorable members opposite could cheer that news. but i think the right honorable gentleman should listen to the governor of england who said this, our economy is recovering more slowly than we might wish but are moving in the right direction. the falling unemployment numbers quickly back that up. >> edward miliband. >> an extraordinarily complacent answer from the prime minister. does he understand the scale of his failure on growth? they told us in autumn 2010 that by now the economy would have grown by over 5%. can the prime minister tell us by how much the economy
Feb 7, 2013 7:00pm PST
are using these data yet can share it with the government as motion loft has agreed to do today, as part of yet another exciting phase. and you ought not be surprised when we ask some of the larger companies and suggest to them that we can be a better city if they share their data through data sf with us. and if we can then download it and have it available to everybody else, i think that that would be a great combination. these are a couple of the improvements that we wanted to announce today in our open data legislation in collaboration, again, with our board. but also in collaboration with code for america who has been working with us, with sf city as i mentioned earlier, spur, our department of technology, our committee on information technology, and then we have an open data working group which really tries to get volunteers from the different departments to work together and see what other kinds of data analytics that we could provide to the public. >>> i want to just say today, you're going to hear some demonstration projects that are already started with our open data. again, as
Feb 4, 2013 6:00am PST
to nhk world "newsline". government security analysts in asia say it's noter of if but when. and so they are examining every possible angle ahead of a possible underground nuclear test in north korea. officials in pyongyang say it's coming. south korean officials released what they think is the blueprint for the test site. they found the information in a north korean documentary they obtained. the piece aired on state-run tv in september 2010. they say it shows the blueprint of the tunnel used in the second nuclear test at north korea's test site in 2009. the photo shows the tunnel stretching horizontally from its entrance on the left of the screen. it then goes into a spiral and a nuclear device is believed to be housed at the end. the tunnel appears to have nine gates designed to seal in gas. south korean defense ministry representatives say radioactive material leaked during the north's first nuclear test in 2006, they believe that may have prompted officials in pyongyang to dig be a tunnel shaped like a fish hook for 2009. they suggest north korean authorities will use a similar
Feb 8, 2013 5:30am PST
leader. shape -- shokri belaid was shot in front of his home. he was one of the government's fiercest critics. some are putting the blame on the ruling party. hashemi behar a -- hashem able horror -- haitian -- hashem ahelbarra is live with more. >> there are protests across the country and symbolic ceremonies paying tribute to the opposition leader. we are expecting the funeral to start anytime soon. the procession will be in the capital where he will be laid to rest. people are concerned about potential clashes with supporters of the government and supporters of the opposition. they have beefed up the present of security forces to try to prevent any such deterioration of the situation. >> where does all of this leave the political stalemate at the moment, hashem? >> more concerned about how to break the deadlock. the transition from autocratic rule and post-resolution -- post-revolution. it is different from what we see in places like libya and egypt. the potential for a revolution to turn into the most vibrant democratic political system could happen. this country could either be b
Feb 10, 2013 2:00pm PST
>> and deepening the turmoil in to ease yet as the prime minister withdraws from the government. it is the latest twist in the political crisis facing that country after days of unrest. also coming up, fresh fighting erupts between rebels and military forces after a suicide bombing in bally. a new american general takes charge of the forces in afghanistan, but what are the challenges he faces? and that the chinese new year. more than a billion people around the world aren't really in the do your of the stake. -- in that do year of the snake. to these is in the middle of what's being called its biggest political crisis since the country unleashed the arabs from uprising two years ago. in the latest twist, the secular party has withdrawn his ministers from a coalition government. hamadi jebali. opposition leader was -- opposition leader, shokri belaid, a shot dead. by saturday, but the party only agreed to a national unity government comprise the politicians. a deadline to form a national unity government expired on sunday without agreement, which is why the president's party has
Feb 4, 2013 12:00am EST
decisions. >> the government role in technology and policy from this years ces international consumer electronics show. under night at eight o'clock eastern on c-span two. >> british prime minister david cameron was in algeria wednesday for talks concerning the recent hostage situation that left six britons dead and made a surprise visit to libya. he took questions from the british house of commons in his weekly question time session which topics included state of the economy, housing benefits for veterans and a proposed tax increase on beer and alcohol. this is 35 minutes. dispersed so they can go to the projects so desperately needed. >> order. questions to the prime minister. >> number one, mr. speaker. >> thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, this morning i had meetings with ministerial colleagues and others, and in addition to my duties in the cells i shall have further such meetings later today. >> thank you, mr. speaker. is it right that a mother and my contingency may not -- confirmed by his minister, her son serving in her majesty's armed forces -- [inaudible] >> the reforms t
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Feb 10, 2013 1:00am EST
million americans bracing to be pushed out from their health insurance. new government numbers showing that's how many people could lose their employer-based plans because of the president's health care law. so what happens to this. >> if you like your health care plan you'll be able to keep your health care plan period. >> brenda: all this as the price tag keeps growing. someone here says the number of surprises will grow, too. are they right or wrong? i'm brenda buttner and this is bulls and bears. let's get right to it. the bulls and bears this week, we've got gary b smith, jonas max ferris, john layfield along with john tobacco and steve murphy. welcome, everybody. president obama expected to tout the health care law in his state of the union on tuesday, but john, you say this law isn't doing anything, but making america sicker? >> yeah, brenda. i mean, after years, literally the last three years, barack obama's been telling americans, you won't lose your doctor, if you like your health insurance, you can keep your health insurance, now post-election, surprise! 7 million americans,
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Feb 4, 2013 1:00pm PST
the word invest it means more government spending. he is not stopping trying to raise taxes and when he is talking about closing loopholes and deductions, that's something we all were talking about on the right, conservatives, republicans, as part of tax reform but that was in lieu of raising raising the top rate. he said i raised the top rate and now i want to close loopholes and deductions. so this is all ways of trying to get at the top rate. but remember, that's not where the real money is. it's with the middle class and he is coming to raise taxes on you. >> loopholes could be the mortgage interest deduction. that would generate a lot of money. >> yes. special lie the middle class. >> live it there. thanks for joining us. >> if you a ask harry reid, americans don't believe in spending cuts. >> the american people are on our side. the american people don't believe in this austere things. >> my next guest says harry has it wrong and has the polls to prove it. says mounting debt is major concern for most americans. tell us about it, sir. the polls would say that harry has it all wrong
Feb 10, 2013 9:00pm EST
the time that labour was in government, if you were in a private sector rented home and you were in receipt of housing benefits, you did not get any benefit for empty rooms. i think that is important. it is only fair we treat people in social housing the same way. the second point is that if anybody is away from home, obviously their earnings are not counted. therefore the benefits that person are likely to go up. >> mr. speaker, i look forward to explaining why her paying 25 pounds a week more from april is not a tax on her. as for his point about the private rented sector, i think he misunderstands the point of social housing. the purpose is to protect the most vulnerable. according to the government's own figures, 2/3 of the people hit are disabled. let me tell the prime minister about an e-mail i received last week. my wife is disabled, has a degenerative condition and is cared for in bed. due to her illness and my condition, i usually sleep in the spare bedroom. why is it fair for him and hundreds of thousands of others disabled people like him to be hit by the bedroom tax? >> as with
Feb 7, 2013 6:30pm PST
of opposition leader chokri belaid has many protesting a government they claim is trying to silence critics. >> for now, the tunisian government is digging in. >> the crowds chanted "down with the murderers and down with the islamists." protesters took to the streets in tunis and other cities demanding that the government resign. there has been turmoil on the streets since the killing of secular leader chokri belaid. police used tear gas on protesters when they came close to the ministry. protesters say the ruling party is behind the assassination of the political leader, gunned down outside his home on wednesday. a senior official said it had not consulted with his party. before the opposition, it was not enough. a spokesman from the popular front party said the government had to go. >> everybody agrees the government has failed. it no longer has a role to play. we demand its resignation and the creation of a new government that will guide the country through a transitional period. >> friday will see belaid's funeral as well as a general strike called by the country's main trade union. >>
Feb 11, 2013 2:00pm PST
. but is anyone listening? and can government intervention move us out of these terrible times? keynes and roosevelt met only once. each thought the other well meaning but ineffectual. however, they changed the course of the world. what did we learn from the depression? we'll investigate that with the help of economics analyst richard gill on economics usa. hard times. we've seen a lot of them over the years. 1932 and the years that followed were different. the hoover administration tried to popularize the word depression. they thought it a milder word that would soothe the american public. by 1932, hope was about gone. the depression was more than an economic problem. it was human calamity. millions went hungry, some to starvation. proud people begged on street corners asking for pennies to feed their children, for jobs that no longer existed. the economic devastation seemed total. things couldn't possibly get worse, and yet they did. over 4,000 banks failed. the value of stocks dropped from $89 billion to $15 billion. national income dropped. investment, savings, consumption-- everyt
Feb 5, 2013 7:30am EST
>>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." japanese government officials say cruise on a chinese navy frigget trained their weapons radar on a japan self-defense destroyer. they say it happened in the island they both claim. first time they confirm china has done this to an sdf ship. gonodera just spoke about it. >> translator: using this so-called radar, weapons radar, is an extraordinary act. the japanese government believes that the situation could have gotten extremely dangerous. >> >> he says they laj aid protest with chi noose ministry. he revealed it happened on january 30th in international waters. he says the vessels were about three kilometers apart. he says defense ministry analysts are investigating a separate incident from earlier in january. they suspect a chinese navy frigget trained its weapons on a self-defense helicopter. japan and china have wenlocked in a dispute over the senkaku islands. china and taiwan claim the territory. the japanese government nationalized the islands last september. chinese surveillance ships have been navigating in and around or out of japa
Feb 5, 2013 6:00am PST
on a japanese destroyer on international waters. welcome to nhk world "newsline." japanese government officials have launched a protest with chinese authorities over a potentially dangerous incident at sea. they say crews on a frigate locked their weapons radar on a japan self-defense force destroyer. they say it happened in the east china sea near islands both countries claim. >> translator: using this kind of radar, known as weapons radar, is an extremely unusual act. the japanese government believes that the situation could have become extremely dangerous. >> the defense minister revealed the incident happened on the morning on january 30th. the vessels were about three kilometers apart. he also says government analysts are investigating a separate incident from earlier in january. they suspect a chinese navy frigate locked its weapons radar on a self-defense force helicopter. japan and china have been locked in a dispute over the senkaku islands. the territory is in a area potentially rich in natural resources. japan controls the islands, china and taiwan claim them. the japanese government
Feb 5, 2013 7:00am EST
, the credit rating agencies may have to pay the piper. the u. s. government says it will sue -- u.s. government says it will sue standard & poor's for taking on high-risk reddit ratings -- four it's high-risk -- for its high-risk credit ratings in 2007. it is midday in london, 6:0 zero in dhaka, and 5:30 -- 6:00 in dhkaka. the horrific rape in december has been reported about on " gmt." it led to a great deal of soul- searching about how this nation of more than one billion people treats women. at this specially convened, fast-track court, the first of the prosecution's witnesses. he is understood to be the victim's male friend, with her when she was attacked. over the weekend, president pragmatically signed -- president prem at mukherjee -- pranab mukherjee signed a new law. i realize there are lots of reporting restrictions. what do we actually know about the events in court today? >> as you mentioned, only one witness took the stand. he was the key prosecution witness, the male friend of the young woman who was gang raped and then murdered last december. he was brought here in
Feb 6, 2013 7:00am EST
to confirm the incident or give any explanation for the chinese actions, but already the u.s. government is expressing its concern, calling on beijing to avoid actions that could undermine the peace and stability of the region. bbc news, tokyo. >> tensions there, over the east china sea. the french prime minister has said that there is a real war going on in mali, with more clashes against the hottest groups. his comments come after reports that french led forces have killed several hundred met -- several hundred militants since last month to help the forces regain the north of the country. we are joined by our correspondent, andrew party. new clashes on the outskirts suggest that the conflict is moving into a new phase? >> they could do, yes. we do not know the details of these clashes. we understand that she hottest groups have been firing rockets that these forces in the area. we do not know the scale of the fighting, but as you say, it suggests the start of a possible new phase. it is the first real sign we have seen of what could be a guerrilla campaign that everyone has suggested t
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Feb 6, 2013 4:00pm EST
was focused on s&p, they were killed yesterday down 11% because the government inquiry which is bypassing booties , which might have done the exact same thing. nicole: the analyst said there was severe migratio mitigation . liz: lets let's brew it up forn mountain coffee. earnings minutes from now. this stock has had quite a resurgence ever since several months ago which dave and i trying to feed it down. nicole: we have had such volatility with this company, so we will be waiting now moving to nine-month highs at the closing bell rallying into the clothes, something for sure to watch. david: social networking has been beaten down for quite a few months now, but today was a great day for zynga, up 9%, group one doing well and facebook. all doing well. nicole: a lot of that comes from the unexpected quarterly profits. liz: another volatile name. nicole: up 6% pulling back with positive comments. you have had the ceo on a number of times. david: we are listening to the bells ringing on wall street. kind of a mixed day on wall street. the dow managed to come into the green, the s&p exactly
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Feb 9, 2013 12:00pm PST
on this plan, why? >> because government involved is going to be a waste. you look at other infrastructure fed ex and ups and railroads got out the way, great infrastructhe private equity involved, public-partnerships private partnerships and you get more for less. you get bloated wages and more bang for the buck by bringing in free market. >> dave: what is wrong with the free market taking the place of government boondoggles? >> for one thing it is not happening quickly enough. we have a serious problem that all of us should agree to. there are certain things like roadways that you cannot give a monopoly to a private company. >> dave: it's a public monopoly? >> don't you feel better with all of us own the government having control over the roadway than one private company. >> dave: i've seen so many of those public projects with guys sitting around. they take five times as long as private project. rick has a point on infrastructure. it is crumbling. listen to what ray lahood pitched this infrastructure plan. >> i don't think you would be turning off people in america because they know america
Feb 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
researcher jacob appelbaum who lost a federal appeals court ruling that the government could subpoena his twitter and e-mail information without a warrant as part of its probe into wikileaks. the boy scouts of america prepared to vote on whether to lift its ban on gay members. >> the question always comes down to, can case raise quick -- raise kids? most people really do not have an answer. i raise my hand and say, i was raised by gay couple and i'm doing pretty well. i started 99% on the act, i own and operate my own business, i am an eagle scout. i believe i would make you very proud. >> we will speak with eagle scouts zach wahls. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the obama administration's legal rationale for assassinating u.s. citizens without charge has been revealed for the first time. a secret justice department document obtained by nbc news says the administration can target citizens who are "senior operational leaders of al qaeda or an associated force" even if there is no intelligence indicating
Feb 10, 2013 5:30am PST
will give. he talked about the in fighting that has started. he said, "the government cannot be under pressure both the externally and internally" and he called for unity among all factions. these come after the president or the parliament and the family is in line with the supreme later. at the time, out there was the beginning for a movement of a prosperous society. at the end of a very difficult the iranian year, many people blaming the evaluation of the iranian rial of 70% on sanctions and on ahmadinejad. this is more about ayatollah khamenei and what he left behind. 34 years later, of the legacy is still relevant regardless of who you speak to. it is something they all stand behind. >> talks are taking place in bahrain but they haven't hit problems even before they started. they have failed to agree on the goals of the process. we report on what is at stake. >> it has been two years since the start of an uprising in bahrain. they are demanding government reform. the demonstration ended violently and it was not sound. the unrest was approaching and they're becoming more and more f
Feb 11, 2013 8:30am EST
. anti-government demonstrations were met with brutal violence and burma's jails were soon populated by thousands of political prisoners. in 1988, the violence reached its peak. >> but the biggest opportunity for change was probably in 1988 when the whole nation rose up in protest. mostly it was an economic issue, but, of course, they harbored many other feelings against living under a dictatorship. >> after an estimated 3,000 were killed in the uprisings a new military junta promised democratic parliamentary elections would be held in 1990. in that election, aung san suu kyi, nominee for the national league for democracy handily defeated the military candidate. instead, suu ky was put under house arrest where she would spend 15 of the next 21 years. as if to underline what they saw as burma's new era, the generals also changed its name to myanmar. but the u.s. and other western powers refused to recognize the name or the military regime's legitimacy. when the regime continued to ignore election results the u.s. imposed sanctions against burma. they forbid investment in the count
Feb 6, 2013 7:30am EST
then -- [inaudible] rejected by the government last night? >> we do want to see patients have a stronger voice in the nhs and we are about to debate i think at some length some terms of the staff how that is done. i think one of the most important ways is going to be making sure that the mandates of the nhs commission board has at its heart quality nursing, or day care, and the voice of patients. we also need to look at how health watch is going to work to make sure it is truly independent and we have to understand that some of the ways we have tried to empower patients in the past and the report we're about to discuss goes into this in some detail, some of the ways always with good intentions from governments on both sides of the house to give patients a better voice, we have to listen to what friends says when he says it hasn't worked. >> with more women in work than ever before, with more men in work than ever before, with more jobs created in the private sector, with the prime minister not agree with me that the chancellor's plan a is not only working with the economy is beginning to turn
Feb 9, 2013 7:00pm EST
the government did in response is the next time anything like this happens so just imagine of europe had blown up financially six months ago but does that look likely at all right now. so we have lehman brothers from act to scenario what about another stimulus or tarpon? you can do and any piece of legislation now. people have the view it was a failure robbing us $700 million giving cash to undeserving bankers see only part is the adverb undeserving. they did not deserve it but when the ship is sinking you make sure the ship doesn't sink. but harper was a tremendous success it caught the financial parts but they have turned to profit for the taxpayer and major they didn't go into the kind of depression scenario people were fearing in 2008 / 2009. that is just a misreading. and it could have and should have been done better. so that hits at 330. they're out 67 percent of the time. it was tremendously successful. the whole country but especially the financial system goes back a bit too quickly. nobody is worried, that is great. but you start to see risky behavior but after the crisis there becoming
Feb 4, 2013 8:00pm EST
companies, we could get into some of the property issues, intellectual property issues and government procurement issues. government is not a very efficient procurement technology. i wrote the last cybersecurity law that goes to congress called fisma federal information security act and i was a chief author that so i was a prolific legislator in those areas. rochkind across party lines. >> host: . >> host: speaking of the government procurement process, does it work currently especially when it comes to technology? >> the problem of government procurement, will give an example combat put an addition on my house about a year ago and i didn't have to worry about advertising it. i didn't have to worry about small business set asides or minority set-asides and didn't have to worry about protests and i got it done efficiently and it works pretty quickly. didn't have to worry about the buy america acts. all these bells bells and whistles that try to basically look at other government policies as a procurement part of that instead of just looking at getting the cheapest goods for the cheapes
Feb 10, 2013 7:30pm EST
with paul krugman is ahead. why he says the deficit doesn't matter now and why the government needs to spend more money. he ran two of the most important companies and turned around general motors. i will talk les sobs learned, the state of the american future. and baubles and bling. if you have the cash they have the jewels. if perfect valentine's gift for deep pockets. jewels anyone? >> co oh co always wore two. >> "on the money" begins now. >> announcer: this is america's number one financial news program. "on the money." now, mario bartiromo. >> here's a look at the news as we head into a new week on the money. it is the u.s. government versus standard & poor's. the most aggressive move yet to hold accountable a company at the center of the financial melt down of 2008. the $5 billion civil suit charges s&p intended to defraud investors by giving securities created from subprime loans aaa ratings they didn't deserve. the attorney says not so fast. >> the government has to show in this case not that a lot of people lost money because of the investments. government has to show the s&p liter
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Feb 11, 2013 10:00am PST
the whole time. i think the jackson family works for the government. that's my new theory, i think every time the government needs a distraction they call up the jackson's. "yeah, hello janet, "we're gonna need you to whip out a titty at the superbowl. "yeah. yeah. and tell michael to schedule a sleepover asap, operation 'beat it' is in effect." but let's not lose sight of the real tragedy here which is that michael jackson's music kind of sucks now. i think we'd all be willing to sacrifice a couple kids - for another billy jean. - [audience groans] hey, at this point i'd be willing to look the other way for a pyt. greatness has its price. thanks a lot guys. you've been great. have a great night. [cheers, whistles & applause] captioning made possible by comedy central. captioned by mccaptioning services from comedy central's world news headquarters in new york, this is "the daily show" with jon stewart. ["daily show" theme song playing] [cheers and applause] captioning sponsored by comedy central >> jon: welcome to "the daily show". my name is jon stewart. man, do we ha
Feb 5, 2013 7:00pm PST
of perception gap will lead to similar situation even in future. so i think this time the japanese government will open this information, claim to chinese side by diplomatic route. this kind of behavior is right because it can make china to recognize japanese side feeling or thinking way. so this is the first step of the mutual understanding. but i think both japan and china has to take action or behavior, try to understanding each other. >>> north korea has edged up its threats, saying it will have to take a stronger measure than a nuclear test. it didn't clearly mention what a stronger measure means. the statement was released by the state-run korean central news agency. it condemns an ongoing u.s.-south korean joint military exercise conducted off south korea's eastern coast. a nuclear submarine has been deployed for the drill. north korea appears to be preparing for the third nuclear test at the poongkye-ri test site in the country's northeast. meanwhile, the north has announced its leadership meetings. normally these are never reported internationally. observers say north korean leaders
Feb 8, 2013 6:00am PST
force in this region. >> security analysts and former sdf navy captain bonji ohara. >>> government officials in solomon islands are mounting a relief effort for survivors of this week's tsunami. waves went rushing towards shore. nine people have been confirmed dead. a rescue team has arrived on the island of nendo to help the survivors. nhk world has the latest from the capital. >> reporter: emergency crews have gathered up what they'll need for a rescue mission. they see what happened to people in coastal areas and they want to do what they can to help. a magnitude 8 earthquake struck on wednesday off the island of nendo. tsunami reached more than 90 centimeters as it barreled into the coast. the homes of 3,500 people were either destroyed or damaged. many residents fled to higher ground. local media say the survivors fear more tsunamis and are reluctant to return home. government officials dispatched a plane full of relief workers to the area affected by the disaster. the after shock magnitude 6.0 struck off nendo, so the plane turned around. and the team returned to honiara. lat
Feb 3, 2013 6:30pm PST
economy. >> it was a definite sense that justice backed off. >> did the government fail? >> a number of people told us that you didn't make this a top priority. >> well, i'm sorry that they think that because i made it an incredibly top priority. >> that's lanny breuer, the assistant attorney general in charge of the criminal division at the justice department. a week after the frontline report, he stepped down and is now expected to return to private corporate practice, one more government appointee spinning through the lucrative revolving door between washington and wall street. that door could be a big reason why government treats the banks with kid gloves. a man who once worked for citigroup, jack lew, the president's chief of staff, has been picked to be the new treasury secretary. and mary jo white, the newly named head of the securities and exchange commission, is a chief litigator at a top law firm representing big investment banks like morgan stanley. with all this happening, it's time to talk with journalist matt taibbi. you've seen him on our broadcast before. a contributi
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